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June 11, 2013


Montana Mines Resident Sentenced to 10 years Imprisonment on Firearms Charge

Two Individuals in Synthetic Drug Investigation Sentenced


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II
announced that the following individuals recently appeared in Federal Court in Clarksburg.

THOMAS RANDALL, age 41, of Montana Mines, West Virginia, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by one year of supervised release pursuant to an earlier entered plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” RANDALL was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

JEREMIA J. PHILLIPS, age 30, of and DERRICK L. CALIP, age 40, of Clarksburg were sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release, with credit for time served since April 18, 2012, pursuant to their earlier entered pleas of guilty to “Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I Controlled Substances and Schedule I Controlled Substance Analogues, referred to as ‘bath salts’ from September 7, 2011, to April 17, 2012, in Harrison County. PHILLIPS and CALIP were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. and investigated by the Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations.

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